Lan Fuozi trailed along directly behind him; speed was clearly one of her fortes, so she was able to easily keep up with Tang Wulin.
There was a lake in the forest, and at this moment, there was a group of people standing beside the lake.
To Lan Fuozi's surprise, she recognized one of those people.
The people beside the lake were clearly split up into two opposing factions with over 10 people on one side, and only two people on the other.
The two people were both young men who appeared to be in their twenties, and the group that opposed them was led by a burly and imposing elderly man.
Even though the elderly man was merely standing still on the spot, he resembled a gargantuan pillar that immediately drew one's attention. Even with Tang Wulin and Lan Fuozi's powers, they were instantly struck by a sense of oppressive pressure at the sight of him.
This elderly man was definitely extremely powerful.
Tang Wulin arrived in quick succession beside the pair of young men, and their sudden arrival naturally drew the attention of the opposing group.
A hint of surprise appeared in the elderly man's eyes at the sight of Tang Wulin and Lan Fuozi, while the two young men were elated to see them.
"You're Yuan Hui, right?" Lan Fuozi asked with a perplexed expression before turning to Tang Wulin, "You know each other?"
Indeed, the two young men beside the lake were none other than Yuanen Yehui and Xie Xie, the latter of whom had made the call to Tang Wulin.
"Why did you call for these allies, Yuanen? Are you planning to resist?" a middle-aged man standing beside the elderly man yelled.
A stubborn look appeared in Yuanen Yehui's eyes. "He's my friend; I'm not going back with you."
The middle-aged man became even more enraged. "How dare you act so rude in the presence of your grandfather?"
"That's enough." The elderly man raised his hand to cut off the middle-aged man. He then continued, "Come back with me and change your name, and I can spare your second martial soul."
Yuanen Yehui suddenly became very emotional upon hearing this. "No! I won't change my name; I was no longer a part of your family from the day that I left! It's been so many years; why did you come to look for me? I have no connection to you! My name was given to me by my mother, and my surname was inherited from my father; no one has a right to take those away from me. I won't go back with you even if the only alternative is death!"
Tang Wulin's brows furrowed slightly as he assessed the scene unfolding before him. Due to the urgency of the situation, Xie Xie had given him a very brief message, informing him that Yuanen Yehui's family had come to look for her, and that the situation was very troublesome.
Everyone had known each other for a very long time, so Tang Wulin was aware of the family situation of Xie Xie, Xu Xiaoyan, Yue Zhengyu, Ye Xinglan, and Xu Lizhi, but no one knew what the family situation was like for Yuanen Yehui. She never revealed this information, and it was inappropriate to pry into such matters.
However, both of Yuanen Yehui's martial souls were top-tier existences, so everyone had always suspected that she had quite a complex family history.
This was the first time that Tang Wulin had seen Yuanen Yehui's family, and this certainly didn't appear to be an ordinary family!
With his wealth of knowledge and experience, Tang Wulin was certain that the elderly man currently standing before him was a Limit Douluo; only a Limit Douluo would be able to exert so much pressure on him and also completely disregard him and Lan Fuozi even after detecting their Spirit Domain realm spiritual powers.
According to what the middle-aged man had just said, this elderly man was Yuanen Yehui's grandfather. A family that possessed a Limit Douluo had to be an extremely powerful one, but what was very perplexing to Tang Wulin was that he had no recollection of ever hearing about such a family on this continent. This suggested that Yuanen Yehui's family was also a hidden family like the Blue Lightning Tyrant Dragon Clan, except it wasn't as renowned.
"So you're unwilling to come with me," the elderly man confirmed in an indifferent voice.
Yuanen Yehui replied without any hesitation, "I'd sooner die than come with you!"
The elderly man continued, "You've inherited our family's bloodline, and your power was bestowed upon you by this bloodline. If you're unwilling to return to your family, then I'll disable you and capture you by force."
Yuanen Yehui raised her head with a cold look in her eyes. "Just like what you did to my father, right?"
The elderly man's expression changed slightly upon hearing this, and a complex look flashed through his eyes, yet before he could reply, the middle-aged man beside him flared up with rage. "You don't know anything, you little brat!"
He rushed toward Yuanen Yehui as he spoke, and the air seemed to grow heavier around him as his right arm abruptly thickened while he reached toward Yuanen Yehui's shoulder with his right hand. This was rather similar to the style of battle employed by the Body Sect.
Yuanen Yehui pursed her lips tightly with a cold expression and stepped forward with her left foot before retaliating with a punch of her own.
Her enormous strength and soul power converged, and she unleashed her devastating Divine Cloudvortex Fist.
However, the middle-aged man was also very powerful, and yellow light radiated from his entire body as his arm abruptly expanded once again, threatening to envelop Yuanen Yehui's entire body.
Tang Wulin had seen Yuanen Yehui use this technique before; it was Titan Grip!
They really were from the same family.
Formidable power instantly erupted from Yuanen Yehui's Divine Cloudvortex Fist, and the powerful vortex was filled with repulsive power. Her body hadn't expanded at all, but the energy from her fist was proliferating outward to match the Titan Grip. A dull thump rang out, and Yuanen Yehui was forced back two steps, while the middle-aged man was stopped cold in his tracks.
At this point, he had already revealed his soul rings, which consisted of three purples and six blacks. This was a Titled Douluo!
The middle-aged man was quite taken aback to be stopped in his tracks, clearly surprised by Yuanen Yehui's strength.
However, he then harrumphed coldly before rushing toward Yuanen Yehui again, but he had only taken a single step before his expression changed slightly, and he stopped once again.
At the same time, he lashed out with a punch to his right, and a crisp clang rang out as a figure emerged out of thin air.
Xie Xie sprang back and landed beside Yuanen Yehui with a cold expression. "Even if you're her family, you have no right to make her do anything against her will."
"Who are you?" the middle-aged man asked in a cold voice. At the same time, he was surprised by just how stealthy Xie Xie had remained while unleashing his attack. On top of that, he hadn't been aiming for a vital region, so he was clearly holding back. This was the first time he had ever encountered anyone with such proficient concealment ability, and what was even more remarkable was that he was only a Soul Douluo.
Xie Xie replied, "I'm her boyfriend, Xie Xie!"
The middle-aged man faltered slightly upon hearing this, and he turned toward the elderly man.
Lan Fuozi was even more astonished to hear this as in her eyes, both Yuanen Yehui and Xie Xie were men! [1. In Chinese, he/him (他) and she/her (她) are both pronounced the same, so Lan Fuozi wasn't able to distinguish the fact that Xie Xie had said "her".]Previous Chapter Next Chapter